Friday, 7 January 2011

Chocolate: The Consuming Passion

by Sandra Boynton

This is, simply, the best book on the topic ever written, illustrated, and overresearched. The book of ultimate truths, so to speak. An inexhaustible source of quotes, any of them a surefire way to enliven a dull lecture. A perfect gift for a choc lover. A perfect gift for a lover. Even shorter: a perfect gift.

Chocolate: The Consuming Passion
Whoever said, “The best things in life are free”, was, of course, just kidding. The best things go for $6.50 a pound and up.
There always seems to be someone looking over your shoulder, just waiting for an opportunity to lecture on The Darker Side of Chocolate.
Chocolate was never meant to be shared.
Invariably, the chocolate department goes by a French name, such as “Le Chocolatier” or “Au Chocolat” or “La Maison du Bonbon”.
It is possible to overestimate the intrinsic value of hand dipping.
Chocolate is not a privilege; it is a right.

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